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May 31, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update FDA Meeting to Consider Cannabis in Products Including Foods (Input Requested by June 14, 2019) National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard FAQ Fall 2019 Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board FDA Addresses Date Labeling in Letter to Industry Canada Proposes Revisions to “Product of Canada” and “Made in Canada” Claims There was [...]
May 17, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update FDA Extends Application Period for Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) VI has been providing updates regarding the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which is a voluntary, fee-based program for the expedited review and importation of foods into the U.S. from importers with a proven track record of security and food safety.  VQIP [...]
May 3, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update USDA National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard FAQ FDA Draft Guidance – Initiation of Voluntary Recalls (Input Requested by May 20, 2019) USDA National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard FAQ VI has been providing updates regarding the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, which requires companies to notify consumers of the presence of bioengineered ingredients [...]
April 19, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update FDA Enforcement of the Intentional Adulteration Rule VI has been providing updates regarding the final rule, “Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration” (Intentional Adulteration). As you may recall, Intentional Adulteration is one of the provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The rule requires each covered facility (both domestic [...]
March 29, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update FDA Adds Wheat Starch to the Definition of “Dietary Fiber” FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule (Input Requested by April 30, 2019) FDA Sodium Reduction Initiative FDA Initiative to Redefine “Healthy” Underway FDA Adds Wheat Starch to the Definition of “Dietary Fiber” The nutrition labeling final rule published in 2016 defined “dietary fiber” as [...]
March 15, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update Norman Sharpless FDA Acting Commissioner FDA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) Translated Resources First Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting Announced FDA Launches New Website to Educate Consumers about Calorie Labeling on Menus USDA Announces Launch of the Start Simple with MyPlate Campaign There was a considerable amount of information recently released that [...]
March 7, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

table { border-collapse: collapse; } td, th { border: 1px solid orange; } VI Regulatory Update FDA Publishes Second Installment of Intentional Adulteration Draft Guidance NAS Publishes Report – Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns FDA Publishes Second Installment of Intentional Adulteration Draft Guidance In June 2018, VI [...]
February 27, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Announced FDA Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food NAS Webinar to Release New DRIs for Sodium and Potassium New York City Bill to Warn of Added Sugars in Restaurant Foods 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Announced The United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of [...]
February 8, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update FDA Guidance - Public Warning and Notification of Recalls In January 2018, VI notified members that the Agency had published a draft guidance, “Public Warning and Notification of Recalls Under 21 CFR Part 7, Subpart C,” which “outlines circumstances when a company should issue a public warning about a recall, describes the [...]
January 25, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update President Trump And Congress Reach Short-Term Deal to End Shutdown Online Training Course for the Intentional Adulteration Rule is Available President Trump And Congress Reach Short-Term Deal to End Shutdown According to today’s online edition of TIME, President Trump and Congress have reached a short-term agreement to reopen the federal government for [...]